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Srimannarayana First Look.jpg
Directed by Ravi Chavali
Produced by Ramesh Puppala
Written by Ravi Chavali (story / screenplay/ dialogues)
Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna
Parvati Melton
Isha Chawla
Music by Chakri
Cinematography T. Surender Reddy[1]
Edited by Gautham Raju
Distributed by Hari Venkateswara Pictures (overseas)
Release dates
  • 30 August 2012 (2012-08-30)[3]
Country India India
Language Telugu

Srimannarayana is a 2012 Telugu, drama film produced by Ramesh Puppala on Yellow Flowers banner, directed by Ravi Chavali. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Parvati Melton, Isha Chawla in the lead roles and music composed by Chakri. The film recorded as flop at box office.[4]


Srimannarayana (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is a courageous and aggressive journalist who fights for justice. He exposes the various scams of an evil gang composed of Minister Bylu Reddy (Jaya Prakash Reddy), Harshad Kotari (Suresh) and Pulikeshava Reddy (Supreeth). The gang loses a lot of money because of Srimannarayana’s activities.

In the meantime, Kalki Narayana Murthy (Vijay Kumar) is seen as a social activist who fights for the welfare of farmers. He also happens to be Srimannarayana’s father and he forms a Jai Kisan Trust for the welfare of farmers. Public responds in a big way to this initiative and the fund receives donations to the tune of 5000 crores. Bank officer Rajan Mudaliar (Kota Srinivasa Rao), Corporate Hospital chief Srikar Prasad (Nagineedu) and IG Marthand (Rao Ramesh) also support the initiative.

But just as the funds are about to be put to use, Narayana Murthy dies in mysterious circumstances. The amount of 50 billion goes missing. Suspicion falls on Srimannarayana and he is arrested. From the jail, Srimannarayana must fight to prove his innocence and trace the missing money. He is shocked to find a trail of betrayal and greed. Will Srimannarayana succeed in recovering the money for the benefit of farmers? That forms the story.[5]



Film score by Chakri
Released 6 August 2012 (2012-08-06)
Recorded 2012
Genre Soundtrack
Length 22:50
Label Aditya Music
Producer Chakri
Chakri chronology
Naa Ishtam

Music Composed by Chakri. Music released on Aditya Music Company. On 6 August 2012, The audio of the film was a grand event in that it saw the attendance of who's who of the film industry. Besides the film's main cast and crew members, B Gopal, Krishnam Raju, K Atchi Reddy, SV Krishna Reddy, Suresh Reddy, Boyapati Sreenu, Kota, Bellamkonda Suresh, Harish Shankar, Sunil, Catherine, Madhavi Latha, Tashu Kaushik, Gopichand Malineni, Gemini Kiran, Yalamanchili Sai Babu, Rao Ramesh and others made it to the event at Novotel, Madhapur. The first CD was released by Nandamuri Bamakrishna, who handed it over to Sunil.[6]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Thakkathai Thikkathi"   Kandikonda Udit Narayan, Kousalya 4:23
2. "Ottedhunane Chuttedhuna"   Praveen Lakma Sukhwinder Singh, Geetha Madhuri 5:05
3. "Chalaaki Choopultho"   Praveen Lakma Daler Mehndi,Aadarshini 4:24
4. "Kya Be Jaare"   Balaji Vinod Yajamanya,Vijaya 4:14
5. "Aaradugula Abbayi"   Chandrabose Mano,Kousalya, Sravana Bhargavi 4:42
Total length:


The movie received average reviews but talk was positive in all the areas. ".[7] Times of India gave a rating of 3/5 stating "Balakrishna's fans may not have any complaints against the movie. The movie is not interesting, though it is predictable."[8] Chandini Prashar of NDTV gave a review stating "Watch the film with no expectations and you will not be disappointed."[9] gave a rating of 2/5 stating "Srimannarayana's film subject is good but director Ravi Kumar Chavali has not paid enough attention to its execution."[10] Mahesh S Koneru of 123telugu gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "Srimannarayana is a film that has the content to satisfy Balakrishna’s fans. For regular movie goers, the movie is a very routine fare. A good performance from Balakrishna and some mass comedy scenes will strike a chord with the masses. The concept of farmer welfare will also appeal to some. A better second half and a more interesting climax would have helped."[5] Oneindia Entertainment gave a review stating "The film has no Balayya's frills. Though the film has punch dialogues, they are usual in a journalistic career. Watch the film without any expectations and the film would definitely give good entertainment."[11] Jeevi of gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "On a whole, Srimannarayana is a difference mass film aimed as masses. We have to wait and see how masses take it."[12]

Censor report[edit]

The film received A certificate from the censor board. The movie released on 30 August 2012.[13]


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  2. ^ "Srimannarayana audio on August 6th". 1 January 1998. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Srimannarayana Release Date August 17 – Jism 2 Review, Jism 2 Movie Ratings, Jism 2 Public Talk, Sunny leone jism 2 review, Rebel movie trailer, Prabhas Rebel Trailer Timesofap". 7 July 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Review : Srimannarayana – Fight for farmers money". Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Srimannarayana audio released". 7 August 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Box office report". Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Srimannarayana". 30 August 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Movie Review: Telugu film Srimannarayana". 30 August 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Review: Srimannarayana fails in execution". 30 August 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Srimannarayana – Movie Review". 30 August 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Telugu Movie review – Srimannarayana". idlebrain .com. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "". 26 August 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 

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